On November 15, 2018, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will hold its annual black-tie Gala Dinner in New York City. This year, over 400 people, including business leaders, public officials, and senior Chinese diplomats, will gather to reflect on the increasingly complex nature of the bilateral relationship and to support the National Committee as it plays a leading role in navigating the U.S.-China relationship through these challenging and uncertain times.

At the Gala Dinner, we will honor BlackRock, Inc., a leading asset management firm. Accepting the award will be Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc. The company has made remarkable achievements in China over the past decade, and its dynamic presence will continue to fortify the bilateral relationship going forward.

To join us in making an investment in the future of U.S.-China relations, please click here to purchase tables or tickets to the 2018 Gala Dinner.

BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory, and risk management solutions. The company manages $6.3 trillion (as of June 30, 2018) in assets for clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. It employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals across offices in more than 30 countries around the world.

Its product offerings include single- and multi-asset portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives, and money market instruments. Its products are offered directly and through intermediaries in a range of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separate accounts, collective investment funds, and other pooled investment vehicles.

BlackRock also offers its Aladdin investment system, as well as risk management, outsourcing, advisory, and technology services, to institutional investors and wealth management intermediaries under the BlackRock Solutions name.

The firm views China as a strategic priority, where it has earned a strong track record by introducing innovative investment ideas. Looking ahead, BlackRock is enthusiastic about partnering with clients in China as they look to achieve better financial outcomes for the long term.

The Gala provides a significant source of support for the National Committee, a non-partisan and non-profit organization that seeks to promote better understanding between the United States and China by creating opportunities for informed dialogue regarding issues of critical bilateral and global importance. Learn more about the National Committee.

View honorees, lists of supporters, photos, and videos from past years by clicking on the sidebar to the right.



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Ken Miller Capital, LLC
PayPal, Inc. 
Wall Street Investment Group, Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
NextWave Investment Strategies


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Amgen, Inc.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Hills and Company
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Microsoft Corporation
Sidley Austin LLP



Honorary Chairs

President George H.W. Bush
President James Earl Carter, Jr.

Honorary Vice-Chairs

The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright
The Honorable Michael H. Armacost
The Honorable Jeffrey Bader
The Honorable James A. Baker, III
The Honorable Charlene Barshefsky
Admiral Dennis C. Blair
The Honorable W. Michael Blumenthal
The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns
The Honorable William Burns
The Honorable Julia Chang Bloch
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao
The Honorable William J. Fallon
The Honorable Thomas B. Fargo
The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin
The Honorable Chuck Hagel
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
The Honorable John Kerry
The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger
The Honorable Darin LaHood
The Honorable Rick Larsen
The Honorable Jacob J. Lew
The Honorable Gary F. Locke
Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III
The Honorable Winston Lord
The Honorable Robert C. McFarlane
The Honorable Leon Panetta
The Honorable Sean Patrick Maloney
The Honorable William J. Perry
General Colin L. Powell
The Honorable Clark T. Randt, Jr.
The Honorable Robert E. Rubin
The Honorable Gregorio C. Sablan
The Honorable James R. Sasser
The Honorable Brent Scowcroft
The Honorable George P. Shultz

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November 15, 2018 6:30pm EST
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Registration available on partner site, or event occurred in the past.

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